MGMT 452

Potential Essays

Final Exam



You will see 3 of the following essays on the Final Exam


Ch 11  Establishing a Pay Structure

1.   Fairness, or equity, is an important concept in creating a company's compensation system.  Answer the following questions dealing with establishing equity in a compensation system.

a.    Why is equity important when creating a compensation system?  What happens if employees see the pay system as unfair?

b.    Employees will try to determine if their compensation is fair by comparing their salary to those within the company (i.e., internal equity) and those outside the company (external equity).  What two HR practices are used to help ensure that internal equity and external equity exist?



Ch 13  Providing Employee Benefits

2.   Identify and describe three legally required benefits?



Ch 14 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

3.   Labor contracts typically include clauses that explain the security the union has with respect to membership of the employer=s workers (i.e., agency shop, maintenance of membership).

a.   Name and describe four types of “shops” (union security clauses that have the word “shop” in them) that we discussed in class.

b.   Which one is an illegal shop arrangement?

c.   Which law made this shop arrangement illegal?


4.   Describe the union organizing process.  In other words, what steps must typically take place for a union to be recognized by an employer as the bargaining representative for a group of employees (i.e., from organizing effort through election certification)?  Describe each step in as much detail as possible.


      Then explain the process of decertifying a union.